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The Next Billion Years (Foam and Sand Reworks)

by Robot Koch, Foam and Sand

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Kassel 04:37
Dragonfly 03:05
Glow 04:15
Liquid 03:29
Nebula 03:38


In 2019 i recorded my album "The Next Billion Years" in Estonia, together with conductor Kristijan Järvi and his Orechestra the nordic pulse ensemble.
When i released it in spring of 2020 we had a full tour already booked with the full orchestra, to perform the album live. But of course none of this happened, with the pandemic everything came to a stop. there were no shows, and i couldn`t support the album with live shows.

But the lockdown gave birth to a new side project of mine: Foam and Sand.
Unable to tour and with lots of time available in my studio i started making ambient music with tape loops, just for myself as i found the process really soothing and healing.
I released a few tracks under the radar, without anyone knowing it was me and the project started to have a life of its own for a while, until i revealed it in 2021 as an official project of mine.

And then, 2 year later, i had the idea to revisit my The Next Billion Years album. I felt that there was so much potential in it still. Even when i first made it i felt like i could have made at least two albums out of the material i recorded in Estonia.

So i decided to revisit it through the lens of my ambient project Foam and Sand. Foam and Sand has its own signature sound . It`s a different musical language that is close to the one i use when i write as robot koch but it is also it´s own unique expression.
it`s an even more intimate musical approach. Instead of these larger orchestral arrangments that i used on the original album, these new compositions are more minimal, more micro than macro. they are about simplicity, slicing off anything that is not essential. one of the sonic hallmarks of foam and sand is that i embrace the unsteady beauty of tapes in the sound creation process.


released May 27, 2022


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robot koch Los Angeles, California

Robot Koch is an award winning producer/composer from Berlin, living in Los Angeles. His unique sound of organic electronic music has been called “Wonderful and Strange – pop music from the future” (John Peel) and has been used on various TV shows and films.

Robot Koch´s music is an intriguing dialogue between technology and nature, futuristic sound design and organic orchestration.
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